the alteration of the frequencies of alleles of particular genes in a population, resulting from interbreeding with organisms from another population having different frequencies.
the movement and exchange of genes between interbreeding populations
noun 1. the frequency of occurrence or proportions of different alleles of a particular gene in a given population. noun 1. the frequency of occurrence of a particular allele in a population
- Gene library
noun 1. a collection of gene clones that represents the genetic material of an organism: used in genetic engineering Also called gene bank
noun, Genetics. 1. any of a number of methods used to construct a model of the linear sequence of genes of a particular chromosome. 2. the act of constructing such a model. noun the process of determining the relative positions of and distances between genes on a chromosome Usage Note medicine gene mapping n. The […]
- Gene patent
The controversial legal practice of patenting a newly discovered gene. It allows unique segments of DNA, which perhaps code for a certain disease or a certain protein, to be owned by an individual or corporation.